Michigan Humanities Council is announcing the sixth round of Great Michigan Read, a biennial statewide literacy program focusing on humanities themes. The Great Michigan Read aims to connect us as Michiganians by deepening our understanding of our state, our society, and our humanity. A statewide panel of teachers, librarians, community leaders and book lovers select the Great Michigan Read every two years. The 2017-18 Great Michigan Read title is X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. This is a fictionalized account of the early years of Malcolm X.

Hear Ilyasah Shabazz speak on “Reflecting on the Life of Malcolm X,” at 6 p.m. March 22 in Bert Walker Hall, Rooms 144-145. Ilyasah Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X, and is an activist, producer, motivational speaker and author.

This is a free community event; all are welcome.